Multilevel Revising


Once you have a rough draft, then break down your revising tasks so you are concentrating on one thing at a time.  Each of the following tasks in each level must be done specifically and thoroughly before moving on to the next item.


Level 1:   Point, focus, audience, and organization.







Level 2:  Idea development.









Level 3:  Sentence structure and wording.






Level 4:  Editing.


Before the final printing of your paper, check for errors in:

·         Format.  How does your paper “look”?  Is it appealing?

·         Comma usage, fragments, run-ons, comma splices.

·         Other punctuation: semi-colons are often misused!  If you don’t know how to use them, then don’t!

·         Subject-verb agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement.

·         Spelling. Spellcheck always!

·         Consider using a computer grammar check, keeping in mind they aren’t always accurate.


You can now hand in your work with assurance that you have completed all tasks with care and consideration.